The elite media (and others) don't seem to be able to get past the fact that Mrs. Palin didn't matriculate at Harvard or Yale. Apparently, neither can you, Rick. I went to Ohio State - I did not then, nor do I now consider that a lowbrow choice! I received an excellent education - although most of what was on offer I had already encountered in the extraordinary high school I attended. Ohio State is a doggone good school and, oh yes, we happened to have a football team!
Well hell, not everyone can go to those highly expensive schools and many would prefer not to do so, myself included. I turned down a full scholarship to one of the Seven Sisters schools and I went to a state college by choice and don't hold the relative frugality of Mrs. Palin's college choice against her.
For the most part, despite the insane reactions to Mrs. Palin from the left (whose extravagant insults tend to make me like her more, not less), I think she performs a useful service. For one thing, she made John McCain something he is not during the campaign - interesting. For another, her little Facebook and Twitter commentaries tend to stir up the national conversation. Would she make a good president? I have no idea. Would I be willing to find out? Considering what is in that office now, anything on earth (including me) would be an improvement. I want to have the chance to assess her strengths and weaknesses more fully before adding my "yay" or "nay" to the chorus of chatter now in progress. The fact that she seems to scare the hell out of the Left makes me inclined to explore who she is in a more intense fashion.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 16.11.2009 @ 14:27
It was a great speech delivered by a mediocre human being with a magnificent gift of oratory. Far better than I expected from a president who has well demonstrated his disdain for his country and the military that keeps us free. But he resisted his normally overwhelming impulse to make the speech all about him and his agenda and for that I applaud him. As my good friend Elizabeth Scalia ("The Anchoress") has been wont to opine - sometimes the office truly does make the man. I wish I could take this one example as being indicative of that and I truly do want to. His success is OUR success after all. I will pray for him.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 11.11.2009 @ 13:00
Mexico is starting to look good to me. Rick,I work in the District and see this shit up close and personal. I'm being very blunt when I say that La Pelosi does not permit any discussions with Republicans on any topic. Her people walk in lockstep most of the time. So even if Republicans were willing to work these things out - the opportunity simply isn't there. I'm not being hateful or obstructionist - I'm just stating the sad, pathetic reality. Nancy Pelosi is no Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine. And Barack Obama is no John Fitzgerald Kennedy - not even close. You see, I was a news person covering that administration. So I've seen a lot and have seen a lot disappear! Like courage and morality.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 10.11.2009 @ 13:08
Rick, what the hell kind of funny cigarettes are you smoking? The Congressional Democrats won't even let the Republicans into committee meetings and they sure won't be asking for any sensible suggestions from the Republicans any time soon.
That is not to say that there aren't some intelligent Dems in Congress - there are some - but at the moment they have been intimidated into silence by that raving lunatic who is Speaker of the House!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 10.11.2009 @ 08:43
When this despicable intrusion into the private lives of all Americans was foisted upon us (at least in part - thank God for the perhaps more sensible Senate who can and should kill it altogether), it was in violation of all the rules of the House of Representatives AND against the clearly expressed wishes of the people of the United States of America who are the EMPLOYERS of these clowns in the House, all of whom should be unemployed (most particularly that rampaging lunatic called Nancy Pelosi) come November 2010. Let's get on that if we really want to make a difference.
And to those conservative clowns who decided to "teach the Republicans a lesson" in 2006 and 2008 - nice going you lacklustre morons!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 9.11.2009 @ 11:25
The actual dynamic of a MALE person contemplating the performance of a radical bris on another male person is a fascinating one and I'm intrigued that you brought it up lionheart. Historically speaking, aren't women the ones who are typically quick with the old kniferoo? And don't they generally claim good reason? (I'm not saying they HAVE good reason, just that they claim it!) Rick, the comments to your posts are generally nearly as entertaining and thought-provoking as your posts themselves.Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 6.11.2009 @ 15:45
When I was in college (back in the old days before the Internet, before color TV even), it was pretty much accepted wisdom that one didn't date med students who planned to become psychiatrists because chances were pretty strong that they were already or were shortly to be batshit crazy. That may be the simplest explanation for the Major disaster that happened yesterday at Fort Hood. But for the families of the victims, they may NEED to know the reason this happened. When one is the victim of inexplicable violence, one needs many more answers than people assume!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 6.11.2009 @ 12:36
Richard bottoms and all the others who insist on mislabeling the movement - they are TEA PARTIES not tea baggers (which is a perjorative descriptive term for gays). I realize y'all don't mean to be offensive, you just did it by happy accident, right?
As to them being loons - they were reasonable, orderly and exercising their First Amendment rights to seek redress from their ELECTED representatives who are, after all, their employees! Nothing looney about that at all. People who intentionally misrepresent others who are simply exercising their constitutional rights, now THAT is looney! And none of you here would do that, right? Right!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 6.11.2009 @ 09:21
If you can't watch it (I retire early), record it on your DVR. The ratings will reflect that as well!
I agree, onwards and upwards! But the visitor from another planet it a whole lot more attractive than our president!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 5.11.2009 @ 11:55
Does it occur to any of you that a vast majority of Americans just do not believe in so-called gay marriage? I know that many blacks are totally against it. Try to move past your xenophobic prejudices and indulge in some actual thinking!Comment Posted By Gayle Miller On 4.11.2009 @ 15:46